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Monday, 28 November 2011 (3021117)
Parish clerk to step down after 18 years' service
by David Simister


ONE of West Lancashire's longest-serving council clerks is to retire after no less than 18 years of service, it has been confirmed this week.

Newburgh Parish Council said that Brian Howard is in the process of standing down as its clerk, leaving the post vacant for the first time since 1993, and the search is now on for a replacement.

Mr Howard, who worked for British Rail before taking up the position with the council, said: “My time as clerk has been both interesting and rewarding. This was partly due to the excellent relationships with various members of the council.

”It has been a pleasure to serve the community of Newburgh and to achieve the best kept village title on a number of occasions.“

Mr Howard's long tenure as the council's clerk has also garnered praise from the council's members, who said that during his tenure the council sponsored Newburgh’s 700th anniversary celebrations, undertook a village appraisal and a village plan, successfully campaigned for the survival of its post office and funded and built a new children’s play area

Councillor Reg Porter, Chairman of Newburgh Parish Council, said:

”We are grateful for the knowledge, enthusiasm and ability Brian brought and exercised over the 18 years he was in office, including the personal guidance and encouragement he gave to both new and experienced councillors.

“The council also recognises the personal efforts Brian made in becoming a quality clerk and in successfully retaining that qualification, and the assistance and guidance he provided to the council both in attaining, and retaining the quality council accreditation”.

Newburgh resident Rebecca Richardson also praised Mr Howard for his achievements at the council, and said: “Brian is well known locally and it would be of interest beyond the village.”

Newburgh Parish Council is now seeking a replacement for Mr Howard who has offered to provide any help he can to the new clerk.






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